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Hi, I'm Anastasia
I’m a Russian-Dutch photographer currently based between London, Berlin and Lisbon. And very happy to travel for projects :)
I’m a filmmaker when not taking stills, and I got my start through wanting to work on projects outside of my own realm. I primarily in digital formats, but also with analogue and Polaroid photography.
Experienced in studio features (working with high-profile cast), experimental films, shorts and marketing studio shoots.
My rates are dependant on the project budget, as I like to work on a wide variety of films. Feel free to hit me up for a chat.
Highlights from Anastasia
Not particularly film related, but what drove me to pursue photography professionally was the public response to my photography exhibition when I was 17. My graduation work was exhibited at St. Catherine’s Church in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and consisted of portraits of people telling their stories with racist micro-aggressions they have been (or are) subjected to. The church received over 500 visitors a day, so over the course of the month I had an overwhelming amounts of thoughts and messages from people in my leather-bound notebook that was placed at the end of the exhibition.
I’d never display those photos now (I was 17…so this was quite a while back and it was by far not my best work) but it’s definitely a warm memory to look back on. I can for sure say that it gave me the confidence and validation I needed to pursue a creative career.
Reviews for Anastasia Arsentyeva
Total Reviews: 6
Average Rating: 5
Stunning work and lovely human
Anastasia joined our crew as unit stills photographer, this was Mango Skin, an NFTS graduation short that I wrote and directed. We also needed her to take analogue photographs of the scenes as grading reference and for posters, and the results of her labour just left me speechless. She blended in with everyone most effortlessly, even helping with things she was never needed to help with. She’d stay on with the crew beyond wrap times to assist and all in all made our humble production so much more meaningful and beautiful. She was incredibly generous with her time and effort and went so out of her way to do the work she did. The photographs all came out beautiful, the behind the scenes as well as poster shots and she also edited and delivered them very quickly and as promised. I could not have asked for a better person to document this very special experience and everyone on set absolutely admired Ana, she won us over with the click of button. I know for a fact that she will be my official unit stills photographer for whichever projects I do in the future and I could not recommend or thank her enough!
BBC Films Short
I have recently worked with Ana who joined me on a BBC Films / Element Pictures short film as our unit photographer. For the duration of the shoot, Ana was the epitome of calm, professional and amiable on set, on what was a particularly challenging shoot, which I cannot overstate as being exactly what we needed. She went out of her way to add as much value to her work, collaborating efficiently and discreetly with myself, the other producers and the director to ensure we have plenty of options.
Ana understood exactly what we were looking for in a stills photographer and provided stunning images for us to use in our marketing materials. She showed her commitment to being part of a large and dynamic team, changing her approach as needed and always maintaining her calm and her charm.
BTS for ‘Mango Skin’ Short Film
Anastasia was great to work with! Very professional on set and delivered beautiful digital and film photographs for our promotional material. She worked closely with me, the cinematographer, in taking reference film stills of our setups so we could emulate the look in the grade, which was extremely helpful. I would 100% recommend her.
Hanging On / WARM productions
Really enjoyed working with Anastasia on both of our shoots. There were times we had a very limited time / shooting window to capture some moments, yet it didn’t seem a problem – she was able to make it work with so much energy. We’ve got some amazing stills that really capture the story/film and thankful to have her on-set working with us… looking forward to the next one.
Creative photography skills
Anastasia was very creative in the way she worked. She understood the vision and took The initiative when it came to producing shots for the short film.
I loved working with her as she has a fresh and enthusiastic energy as well as being very reliable and professional.
Her editing skills are immaculate and all the pictures came out beautiful. I would definitely work with her again.
Review from Producer of ‘Hanging On’ and ‘Warm’
Anastasia has worked on multiple short form productions with my company over the last couple of years from documentary to narrative fiction. She has shown a natural eye for capturing the mood of the script for production stills as well as an instinctive and beautiful portrayal of behind the scenes.
She has been passionate and reliable across all of our work together and each time has collaborated and communicated with both myself and the relative director, working to brief but also bringing her own creative flair to the role, keen to try new techniques. She has always committed wholeheartedly to each shoot to capture a broad scope of action, going above and beyond.
I believe Anastasia has the eye to become extremely successful in this role and know she has the natural talent to keep building on her experience. I would very much recommend her skills to other productions and would always have her in mind for my own shoots.